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“Best coffee this side of Seattle”
Review of The Kookaburra

The Kookaburra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Aussie themed Coffee/Pie shop. Serving excellent Bold!Bean espresso and coffee, frozen frappes, specialty teas, and delicious Aussie meat pies and treats.
Seattle, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best coffee this side of Seattle”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I admit it, I'm a coffee snob, especially espresso drinks. . I live in Seattle and even there i only frequent Vivace or Vita; Intelligentsia in Chicago; Joe or Coffee Culture in NYC, or Stumptown in Portland. I roast my own beans. Finding a boutique coffee bar with amazing coffee and baristas who "get it right" is a real treat. The Size, location, ambiance, pastries are all "nice to haves" - but pulling exquisite shots of nectar and steaming and pouring perfectly infused milk for a latte or cap- is the hallmark of a great coffee experience. These guys do it well. I was very surprised to find this quality in what is not considered a coffee town.

Trip Advisor should change the heading to Coffee and Espresso Bar.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank John C
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Port Huron, Michigan
1 review
“review by coffee lovers.”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Wife and I are coffee lovers extreme. Have beans fedexed to our house. Kookaburra is definitely our favorite in st. Augustine. Staff was great and friendly. Coffee was excellent including drip, press, chemex, and my wifes foufou drinks. If you want cheap/fast out of a large urn go elsewhere. There are a couple of other good places (city coffee on th ponce de leon is very good), but this is our favorite.

  • Visited March 2014
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Wexford, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Went for Coffee, Stayed for Pies”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in Kookaburra for coffee today and decided to try their Aussie Meat Pies. Never having had one before I wasn't sure what to expect. It was very good. Better than any pastie in England. The girls recommended eating it with ketchup, Heinz of course, and it made a difference. They are meant to be eaten by hand but mine fell apart so I needed a fork. This is a tiny place with 2 tables and wall counter seats. The servers were very friendly and enjoyed what they were doing. It was very busy with most people ordering the coffee drinks. They missed the best part, the Aussie pies.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Frank S
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Greer, South Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little coffee shop!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great coffee and Mexican hot chocolate. Friendly and helpful service. Good location. Easy spot to pop in while walking around St Augustine and get warmed up during our winter visit!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Amy K
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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Laugh Kookaburra, laugh”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

The Kookaburra isn't all monkey chasing and eating gumdrops, they also serve first-rate coffee and carry an outstanding variety of lattes, cappuccinos, teas and other creative beverages. Not only are the drinks super-duper, but the staff seem to have an expert knowledge of their craft. The baristas are a charming bunch and are just as perky as the coffee. All in all the Kookaburra leaves the national chain coffee shops weak in the beans.

  • Visited January 2014
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